Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events and promotions going on around the city:
1) Vietnamese Cooking Class
918 F. St NW
When: Saturday (next Saturday, too)
What: Spike Mendelsohn is hosting a Vietnamese cooking class. For $89, learn how to make crispy spring rolls, Vietnamese mussels and a dessert. The class is about 2.5 hours long. More info here.
2) Meet the Maker Limoncello Event
When:Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
What: Limoncello maker Francesco Amodeo of Don Ciccio & Figli will host a limoncello tasting showing off the company's new and standard flavors. Ripple will make some food to go with the liqueur, too. The restaurant will also make cocktails that incorporate the spirits. More info here. It's $35 per person.
3) Saturday Night Bocce Fever
1212 H St. NE
When: 10 p.m. Saturday
What: Vendetta's event features day-glow bocce, throwback drinks from the 70s, and disco and funk music.
4) Restaurant Week at Pizzeria Orso
400 S. Washington Street Falls Church, Va.
When: All weekend
What: There's been a lot of hating on Restaurant Week this week, but some places do it right. Pizzeria Orso, one of the less expensive participating restaurants, is one example. Go there for dinner and two people eat for $35 instead of one. And they have plenty to split; two small plates, two pizzas and two desserts. For lunch, $20 gets two small plates, one pizza and two desserts for $20.
5) Den of Thieves opens
Where:2005 14th St.
When: Saturday at 10 p.m.
What: It's opening night at Den of Thieves this Saturday. They're transforming the former Hanoi House into a bar and music venue where Eric Hilton himself will DJ. His set begins at 10.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND: City Tap House and Bar Charley debut new brunch menus...Alexandria Restaurant Week kicks off Friday...Tokifact's pop-up at Artifact in Baltimore is running again this weekend.